Now you can easily share your self-captured gifs and clips with your friends and on social media. Google yesterday released its Motion Stills app for Android users. The app stabilizes your Live Photos and lets you view and share them as looping GIFs and videos.

Motion Stills had already been released for iOS users last year and now it is available for Android users too. The app is available for mobile phones running Android 5.1 and later version.

The app from Google Research team lets you capture short videos and transform them into beautiful cinemagraphs. You can also make sweeping cinematic pans using its advanced stabilization and rendering technology.

You can capture a Motion Still with just a single tap like capturing a photo or create a longer recording with a new feature called Fast Forward. Also, no internet connection is required for this app.

Features of Motion Stills

Create GIFs

The app uses video stabilization technology to freeze the background into a still photo or create sweeping cinematic pans to remove shakiness for creating smooth GIFs. You have to simply tap the camera button to capture a GIF or short 3s clip.


Fast Forward

You can create up to a minute of video into an easy-to-watch clip using the Fast Forward mode. It allows you to speed up and condense a longer recording into a short, easy to share the clip.

Motion Stills

Google has redesigned the existing iOS video processing pipeline to use a streaming approach that processes each frame of a video while recording. This allows Fast Forward to process up to a full minute of video on your phone. You can even change the speed of video playback (from 1x to 8x) after recording.

Create Movies

You can also create movies by combining various clips with a simple swipe to the right.

The app also allows you to browse your recorded clips in a stream. You can also flip through them one-by-one and watch them with auto-play.

Download Motion Stills for Android from the Google Play Store.

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